The story of the men who wrote about, invented the tackle for and fished on the River Trent.

Discover the incredible story

Discover the incredible story of the men who shaped how we approach angling today. Men like David Slater, tackle maker, JW Martin, The Trent Otter, author, Henry Coxon journalist and tackle designer, and  FWK Wallis, who was without doubt fisherman extraordinary.

It will also tell of many others who contributed, Dingley who learnt the art of centrepin reel making at Slater’s, the Slater tackle companies that spun off, Jack Baily, son of William, who was possibly a better angler and the unbelievable story of the man who made the coin reels, William Nightingale.


Stefan Duma